Recent computer science education research strongly suggests that “computational thinking”–a way of logical/analytical thinking–is distinct from learning to code. Based in part on that research, my wife and I designed and taught a course for several years and wrote a number of articles about it. The latest was titled “Programming Without Code”. While I’m not a “no code” evangelist, I strongly believe that pushing the “learn to code” message is pedagogically unsound and intellectually dangerous, and I wish it would stop.

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